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Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, president and chief executive of Vietjet, has been named as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes for the third consecutive year, the only Vietnamese woman to receive the honour. 

According to Forbes, as of December 13, 2019, the estimated assets of the self-made billionaire stood at around US$2.7 billion, making her also the only female Vietnamese on Forbes’ Dollar billionaire list.

She also chairs a multi-sector Sovico Group, HDBank and many real estate businesses.
Vietjet is the leading airline in Vietnam and is looking to further grow its business overseas by continuously expanding its international flight network from Vietnam to India, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The world’s most powerful women list, announced by Forbes, include women in business, finance, media, politics, social / philanthropic / NGO and technology.

The annual ranking is based on multiple categories such as asset quality, media exposure, segment and international influence. 
The No.1 in Forbes’s list is German Chancellor – Angela Merkel, followed by the recently appointed president of the European Central Bank and the former director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde. Nancy Pelosi and Melinda Gates also made it to the list.

Published : December 17, 2019

By : The Nation